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Old 03-13-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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FGB C2 setting?

Is there a standard setting for resistance that should be used for a FGB session? If this has been posted before ...I'm an idiot...just couldnt fid it. thnx e
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

I don't know the official answer, but we slam it on 10 for everyone during FGB.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

Thats what I was thinking...sick minds think alike. thnx
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

Doesn't matter. Work's the same. It's personal preference, if the user has a preference.

Putting it on 10 for everyone may not be the wisest thing. It's not the most efficient setting for many people and may not even be safe if their form is iffy.

It's not "resistance," it's a dampener -- like a gear. Higher settings are not more hardcore and do not make a harder workout. Just a "slower, heavier" pace.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

I just did a 30 second round FGB today at my place. Personally I prefer 10 because I feel like slow hard pulls give me more points at a lower metabolic cost. My opinion is that faster rowing isn't worth the metabolic cost vs. leaving some gas in the tank for other exercises. 5 more calories costs me 10 of anything else.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:39 PM   #6
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

There was an article in one of the Journals awhile back. It was recommended to use a damper setting of #3 or #4 because it most closely similated actual rowing on real water. I used to use #10 all of the time, and after I backed it off a bit the movement felt much, much better. At the Level 1 cert. I used #3 I think for FGB.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:04 AM   #7
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

I get ya. This isn't about rowing in particular. Not new to this stuff.

My reasoning is that FGB with several people cycling through means you need to get on and off the rower quick. If everyone just uses the same level then there is no reason for someone to make excuses or screw up someone else's set.

The work is also not the same. It is a much slower stroke which coupled with a screaming heart rate makes breathing a challenge as well, since people breathe in a pattern based off of the stroke. Now you slow that stroke down and increase effort per stroke and voila... Instant focus training. You can see it in there eyes every time. they go from glassed over eyes from the other events to laser beam stare with the row as they try to maintain speed, stroke, and breathing pattern.

we look at it like a large, inefficient boat. Which is how C2 describes it.

And yes, it does make it harder.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:48 AM   #8
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

I ran the session at 10 and everyone did fairly well. I think from a score view point the higher setting may help. Everone knows the rower is the easiest part of FGB anyway right?
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:46 AM   #9
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

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I ran the session at 10 and everyone did fairly well. I think from a score view point the higher setting may help. Everone knows the rower is the easiest part of FGB anyway right?
If the rowing's easy, it's seriously not being done right...

Actually, I don't know how much intensity I could get with the damper at 10; I tend to need a higher stroke rate to ratchet up the pace. Hence my point about individuality.
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Re: FGB C2 setting?

"If the rowing's easy, it's seriously not being done right..."
I guess my sarcasm didnt come through..
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